Diagrams, charts, images in general can come from a variety of sources. Maybe you’re using a graph from a scientific study or an economic survey. Maybe you’re using diagrams made from external drawing software. There are plenty of new options out there. People like to import their works into PowerPoint to use them in their presentations instead of making their own versions of them. There are certain advantages (convenience) and disadvantages to this approach. For example you can’t animate parts of these diagrams like you can with ones made in PowerPoint. Here we will discuss some ways that you can do just that.

How To Animate Images of Diagrams From Other Sources In PowerPoint

These days, more and more people are using animation effects to reveal and zoom images to make them easier to explain and to make explanations easier to follow. But when you use an image form another source, it appears on the screen all at once, making it difficult to explain to people where to look when you’re explaining something in it. There are two ways to make this better.

Crop Parts of The Image and Animate Them

This is pretty simple. You just duplicate the slide containing the image a few times and then crop a part of it in each slide. You can then use animation effects to make them appear one after another and complete the image as you explain it to the audience. You can also use zoom effects to help explain something.

Use an Exit Animation To Hide Parts of The Image

You can use this technique to make the image appear in parts as you explain it to the audience. Using exit animations is probably easier than cropping the image in parts. You can read more about how to implement this by clicking here.

Many people need to use images from other sources in PowerPoint on a routine basis. Using them correctly isn’t that hard to do, especially when you know a few tricks. Have Fun!

Image Courtesy:

Deviation diagram of the Albula-railway in Switzerland by Markus Schweiss [Wikimedia Commons] via Wikimedia Commons